Course in Childhood in the Digital Age

FutureLearn

Programme Description

Course in Childhood in the Digital Age

FutureLearn

Why join the course?

Are you a technology optimist or a technology pessimist?

The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience.

Are social media changing the way that children form relationships? How is technology changing the way that children think, and how will it shape the classroom of the future? This exciting new course pulls together the latest evidence from experts in the field to explore these and other questions.

Join us as we delve into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.

What will you achieve?

  • Discuss the ways in which technology is shaping the lives of young children and the advantages/disadvantages that social media can offer.
  • Explore the ways in which we can mediate the potential risks associated with children’s engagement with digital technologies.
  • Discuss and challenge ideas and opinions around the influence of technology for education and learning.
  • Identify and exchange ideas with others about the role of technology in developing children’s social, thinking and emotional skills.

Who is the course for?

The course is intended for anyone with a general interest in childhood studies, early childhood, education studies and child psychology and does not require any prior experience of studying this subject.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated November 11, 2017
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